To retailers who are suspending the sale of angora products.
According to a news article, “In recent weeks, brands including H&M, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger made the decision to suspend Angora fur production while they ensure it’s done humanely. H&M even took the step of offering to fully refund customers the cost of Angora products they had already purchased, The Wall Street Journal reported.”
To gently comb an angora rabbit to remove the fur that can then be spun into angora wool is one way to enjoy the rabbit’s fur. However, when angora is produced in massive quantities to fill the needs of designers worldwide, some angora producers may not be treating the rabbits with care and concern.
Not unlike a factory farm that produces eggs or milk, angora rabbit farms may not be subject to animal cruelty standards. Therefore, the wool can be harvested in any way that makes a profit quickly for the farm’s owners with little regard to the stress and pain the rabbits feel.
Take Action: If you must wear fur, make sure it is faux fur and not the real thing. No one looks good in a coat, sweater, or other article of clothing that has been produced through violence and bloodshed. The best way to enjoy the coat of an angora rabbit is to rescue one and give him or her a safe home.